Thursday, September 04, 2008

Meat for the Dogs but Little Else

There is plenty of comment this morning on the "tubes" about Sarah Palin's speech to the RNC last night and I don't need to add anything. Will Bunch pretty much echoes my feelings calling it Sarah Palin’s Speech to Nowhere.

I hope America wakes up tomorrow and realizes that Sarah Palin’s words were rousing — and completely empty, that they offered no road map (let alone bridge) for America other than more of the bogus partisan name-calling that has gotten us into the mess that we’re in now.

If you want a more detailed view of the lies spread out to the dittoheads last night you need to go no further than the AP's Jim Kuhnhenn who very carefully tears apart piece by piece all the lies told by Palin and her cohorts at last night’s convention. He pretty much debunks every word. Here is his stuff via HuffPo:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her Republican supporters held back little Wednesday as they issued dismissive attacks on Barack Obama and flattering praise on her credentials to be vice president. In some cases, the reproach and the praise stretched the truth.

Some examples:

PALIN: “I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending … and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress ‘thanks but no thanks’ for that Bridge to Nowhere.”

THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a “bridge to nowhere.”

Make sure to read the whole thing.

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